Twitch hacked, company recommends to reset passwords immediately

Time to change your Twitch password.

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Twitch, the popular gaming social streaming service, may have been hacked potentially compromising millions of user accounts, the company reports on Monday.

The company owned by Amazon is the platform of choice for gamers to stream their video game adventures from Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, it seems the company has been breach by unauthorized means. However, the company has already taken the necessary actions to prevent further exploitation by resetting passwords and stream keys.

It’s likely that most Twitch users will get prompted to change their password at the next login. User may have also found an email from the company explaining the situation with a link to reset their password. Also those who have linked their account with YouTube or have Twitch linked elsewhere will be prompted to reconnect to those services.

While Twitch hasn’t shared much details about the breach, the company is recommending everyone to change their password and to do the same on any site users may have used the same one.

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